This guy was no Brad Bishop – Killer confessed to offing wife in phone call to Montgomery cops

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the murder of a 47-year-old Gaithersburg woman. Today they are releasing the identities of the suspect and victim. Cola Winbone Beale, 51 years old, is being held by law enforcement authorities in Norfolk, Virginia on the strength of a Montgomery County warrant charging him with the murder of his wife, June Carlita Beale, 47 years old.

Cola Beale charged with murder of wife in Montgomery County Md.

Truck driver saved a truck-load of books from burning on I-95

Fire engines from the AFC responded in the southbound direction. Upon arrival, Firefighters found a tractor and trailer with fire in the rear of the tractor. Fortunately, the tractor-trailer driver was able to disconnect the trailer and pull the tractor away before the fire extended to the trailer, which was carrying books.

The fire on the tractor was extinguished. There was minor damage to the interior of the trailer. Firefighters initially used a thermal imaging camera to look for heat without damaging the trailer. The camera detected high heat present so the inside of the trailer was opened and checked for hidden fire. The fire appeared to have started near the braking area of the tractor. No injuries were reported. Several lanes of northbound I-95 were blocked until the tractor and trailer were removed from the scene.

Truck driver saved a load of books on I-95

More than a little was whacky about the tobaccy at Bonsai Pipe and Tobacco

NEWPORT NEWS, VA— 07/29/2014—Salvatore Lopiccolo, age 35 of Newport News, Virginia, was sentenced today to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his participation in a drug conspiracy.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen.

Lopiccolo was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2013, and on April 21, 2014, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute analogues, cocaine, cocaine base, methylone, marijuana, psilocybin and drug paraphernalia.

Bonsai to Freedom for owner of this store sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for selling narcotics from his store. Photo courtesy of WAVY

Talbot deputies snare Christopher Lee Baker and Tracy Earl Sherwood making Heroin delivery on Black Dog Alley

Easton, Md. – According to Talbot County Sheriff’s Lt. John Bollinger, on July 14, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Black Dog Alley near Dover Road for suspicion of drug activity.

An investigation had begun several weeks earlier directed at Christopher Lee Baker, 28, of 9658 Cordova Road, Easton, Md., who was believed to be transporting heroin into Talbot County from Delaware.

Talbot Sheriff's patrol car.

Brazen thief broke into police car and stole tactical vest and flight suit — when will they go up on eBay?

(BEL AIR, MD) – Maryland State Police are searching for a police tactical vest and related equipment stolen over the weekend in Harford County when the window of a police vehicle was smashed and the items removed.

The theft is believed to have occurred sometime in the early morning hours of July 25, 2014, in the driveway of a Maryland state trooper’s residence in the Bel Air area of Harford County. The rear window of an unmarked Ford Excursion was smashed. An unknown suspect or suspects removed a green ballistic vest on which was labeled “Trooper” and “STATE Team,” and which contained several police tactical equipment including ammunition, a pry bar and a knife. “STATE Team” designates the Maryland State Police Special Tactical Assault Team Element, or SWAT team.

State Team MSP photo

Top Cops: Prince Georges honors patrol officers for protecting and serving

Rain or shine, day and night, PGPD patrol officers are out in our community serving and protecting the citizens of Prince George’s County. Too often, their good work goes unnoticed. Here are the Patrol Officers of the Month for June.

Prince Georges County  Police motor units

Missing woman’s boyfriend arrested by Baltimore Police

The boyfriend of a North Point woman reported missing Saturday was arrested on Merritt Boulevard this morning on an open warrant for a weapons violation. The woman, Dorothy Iris Grubb, 60, of the 1700 block of Manor Road, 21222, remains missing.

Clyde Campbell, 53, also of the Manor Road address, is in police custody and has not yet appeared before a court commissioner on the weapons violation, which is unrelated to the missing persons case. Police want to talk to Campbell to see if he has information that may help them find Dorothy Grubb.

Police Beat

Boogie Board Blues: EMS and lifeguards shuttle beach-goers to hospitals

A 43-year-old man who was riding a wave on a boogie board struck his head on the sand and later complained of neck and hand pain around 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Cullen Street. One witness said he was found face down in the surf but EMS personnel said he never lost consciousness. He was loaded onto a backboard, placed on a stretcher, below, and taken by ambulance to Beebe Hospital

Surf injury in Rehoboth. The Beach News by Alan Henney

Prince Frederick: Maryland State Police note recent arrests for DUI, drugs, deadly weapons — a Three D Week!

On 7/27/14 at 1:44 am, Master Trooper Gill responded to the 200 block of Lore Rd. in Solomon’s for an intoxicated subject that was threatening people. Joshua R. Albert, 34, of Spotsylvania, VA, was located. A check through NCIC revealed Albert had an active felony warrant through Stafford County and Spotsylvania County in Virginia. Albert was arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center for processing.

Joshua R. Albert, 34, of Spotsylvania, VA, MSP 072814. Hell raising in Solomon's Island got him noticed by police.

Heroin dealer ripped apart with gunshot; Brandon Burns charged with attempted robbery and assault

Bear, Del.-Delaware State Troopers have arrested an 18 year old Newark man and 23 year old Newark woman in connection with a shooting that occurred yesterday morning in a Pulaski Highway shopping center parking lot, which has left a 23 year old male in critical condition.

Preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at approximately 10:07 a.m. as a 23 year old male was meeting with Brandon Burns, 18, of Newark, Delaware and Rebecca L. Evans, 23, of Newark, Delaware in order to sell them heroin in the parking lot of the Sunset Station shopping center, located in the 1800 block of Pulaski Highway, Bear. The three were occupying a silver Oldsmobile Intrigue, with the 23 year old male positioned in the rear passenger seat.

Brandon Burns charged with robbery attempted murder in heroin deal Delaware